Milky Way Over a Misty Lake

By: Alan Dyer

Jul 15 2013

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Category: Constellations, Milky Way, Nightscape, Observers & Star Parties

3 Comments

Aperture:f/2
Focal Length:24mm
ISO:3200
Shutter:30 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The misty starclouds of the Milky Way shine above the misty waters of Reesor Lake.

This was certainly a magical scene – the stars above the still waters of a misty lake. Above the tree-lined hills lies the constellation of Sagittarius and the heart of the Milky Way. The dark structure comes from interstellar dust, the stuff we’re made of. Everything in the foreground on Earth comes from the stuff you can see in the sky.

I shot this Saturday night, on a beautiful, if damp, night for nightscape photography in the Cypress Hills, Alberta. I helped the scene along by “painting” the mist with a white flashlight.

Milky Way over Misty Lake (July 13, 2013)

For those who like their Milky Way images in portrait mode, here’s one of the same scene, showing more of the sweep of the summer Milky Way up from the southern horizon, from Sagittarius to Aquila.

Self Portrait at Reesor Lake (July 13, 2013)

And while I don’t often take shots of people in scenes, I couldn’t resist getting into the photo myself here, standing on the boardwalk gazing at the centre of the Galaxy.

– Alan, July 15, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer

 

3 comments on “Milky Way Over a Misty Lake”

  1. Alan

    I admire you so for your work! You light up my life and I transcend

    for the few moments I see your images.

    Please keep sending them to me and I hope to meet you sometime

    to congratulate you in person.

    Valery Petrich

    Phone 403 874 5332

  2. Impressive images, Alan.
    I particularly like the one with you in silhouette.


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